BUILDER'S HARDWARE STERLING FOUNDRY CO. STERLING, ILLINOIS, U. S, A. "BEST" CHIMNEY CAPS AND TOPS The "Best" Chimney Caps and Tops are eastings designed to he placed on top of chim- neys to protect them at the line of greatest deterioration and to improve the draft. These chimney fittings have been constructed on principals that have proven to he thoroughly scientific and of materials that most successfully withstand the ravages of the weather and fuel gases. It is very easy to install these caps and tops — either in wilder or sum- mer, as mortar is not required. They are held in place by four cast iron legs which project downward to the second course of bricks on the inside of chimney. The legs have slotted holes and radial adjustments, so that each size cap will lit any size chimney up to the largest for which it is designed. Simply adjust the legs to lit the flue, tighten the bolts, and set the cap in place. CHIMNEY CAPS The "Best*' Chimney Cap is designed hi replace the old style galvanized iron hood that rusts out at the chimney line in one or two seasons. The Cap protects the masonry and forms a solid base for pipe extension, if additional draft is desired. It may be placed on the top of a new chimney to advantage as a protection to the masonry. Fin- ished with black Japan. Packed six in a bundle (knocked down). REVOLVING CHIMNEY TOPS There are some locations where there is no regular draft at all, and sometimes the wind actually blows the smoke down the chimney. No matter how well the chimney is constructed there must be a device on top to create a continuous suction or it will draw irregularly. This is where the Revolving Top can be used to advantage. The wind blowing against the Vane causes the "Best" to turn the hack of the Hood to the wind. Adjusted on ball bearings, it re- sponds instantly to the slightest breeze or strongest gale, and the shape of the hood is such that the force of the wind creates suction at the Iri ait or mouth of the Top, drawing a continuous current of air up the chimney. With the exception of the weather vane and ball bearings on the tops, all parts are made of good machine gray iron. These tops ^j|§ fire practically indestructable. Finished in Black Japan. Packed one "l in a carton (knocked down). CM I MX FY C APS KEYOLYING CHIMNEY TOP ! List 1 Collar] Post [ Base | AYt. j List Size Collar Base Wt Price No. 1 Diam.l Lgth.| Dimensions | Each 1 Price No. Diam.| Dimensions Each I (Doz. ) 1 !(Ea.) 10 7" nv.xi.31/," 12 Pis. $18.60 1 1 1 B>% 8" 12 xlG" 12 IDs. 20.80 P., 7%" !%'•] 12"xl(i" 130 lbs. $6.40 11 9 7%" 12 xl9%" 13 xl7" 23 lbs. 1.1 lbs. 32.00 3-1.00 2 7%"\ i 1 1%"\ 12"xl9%" 40 lbs. 8.60 12 10" l(i x20" 2!) lbs. 35.00 3 TV- 7 : >i"| lrrxiny." isms. 8.60 12A 12" Id x20" 20 lbs. 36.40 1 1 REVOLVING CHIMNEY TOPS are made in the following sizes No. 1% for chimney sizes: iy.x2 bricks, 4"x8" ; 1 \<>x2y 2 bricks, l"xl2" ; 2x2 bricks, 8"x8" ; 2x2% bricks, 8"xl2", No. 2: iy>x2y> bricks, 4"xl2": I%x3 bricks, 4"xl(i" : 2\2y. bricks, 8"xl2"; 2x3 bricks, 8"xl6 ,J . No. 3: iy.x3 bricks, 4"xl6" ; 2x3 bricks, S"xl6" ; 2y,x3 bricks, 12"xlG" ; 2%x2% bricks, 12"xl2". EXTRA LEGS : $1.50 per doz., list price. THE "BEST" FLUE THIMBLE No. The "Best" Flue Thimbles art' made of cast iron, to accomodate the standard stove pipes of different sizes. They do not corrode and rust out like those made of sheet iron, but will last as long as the chimney. Their use is a big step toward lire prevention. Thick- ness. \U inch ; length, 4 inches ; width of flange, % inch. 00 to 2 packed dozen in bundle: ;> to (J half dozen in bundle. Japan finish. SIZES, DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND PRICES Size 00 1 4 5 6 For -1 inch pipe. pi]je For 5 inch For 6 inch pipe For 7 inch pipe For S inch pipe For 9 inch pipe For in inch pipe For VI inch pipe Weight List Price Doz 2] lbs. $ 3.30 :n " 4.(50 38 " 5.00 42 " 6.50 .1(1 •• 7.40 57 8.80 00 " 11.10 90 " 13.90 "BEST" STUD SOCKETS For anchoring studding to the floors of barns, corn cribs, granaries, elevators, hog- houses, sheds, shelters, garages and other buildings which have concrete floors. The '"Best" Stud Sockets are made with one side and one end open so that any size timber can be used without trimming. They Corner SI ml Socket are placed in the floor or foundation after the concrete lias been deposited, while it is still soft and before it has started to set. Standard — l : ;i inches long, 2\<> inches wide; flange 1% inches high: legs lVu deep; weight per dozen, 22 1 /. Ihs. Fist Price: $3.80 per doz. Corner Flanges — 4 inches long by 1% inches high; length in from corner 8 inches; legs l 1 /. inches deep; weight per dozen 42 ms. List Price : $7.60 per doz. Standard Stud Socket THE "BEST" FUEL CHUTE The "Best" Fuel Chutes are in- tended primarily for use in build- ing foundations for placing coal and other fuels into the basement. They are made in two styles with steel tube extension as shown in illustration and without (not shown). The frame sets Hush with the wall ami is provided with a ilange which overlaps the door, thus preventing the rain from running into the chute. The door opens vertically against the side of the house, in which position it is held by a hook in the frame engaging with a hook in the door. As the door is shut it is automatically locked by a gravity catch and is burglar-proof. A small chain is attached to the catch for unlocking the door. This can readily be extended with chain or rope so that the door can be unlocked from any part of the coal room. The steel tube is 18 inches long and is made of No. 1(5 guage steel. All of the chutes are painted throughout, each one making a separate package for shipment. SIZES, DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND PRICES 1 NO. Size Description Weight List Price Each 1 | 18 in. x 18 in. complete with steel tube _ IB _ j 18 in. x 18 in. without tube but with cast frame 73 lbs. 03 lbs. $ 0.70 0.00 2 ___ | 18 in. x 24 in. complete with steel tube 2B _ | 18 in. x 24 in. without tube but with cast frame 85 lbs. 12.20 75 lbs. 11.50 THE "STAR" COAL CHUTE The "Star" is an ideal chute for a small house. It nor only pro tects the bouse from being marred when unloading coal, hut it im- proves the general appearance. It has a case iron frame and a heavy embossed galvanized steel door, which is housed at the top to keep out the rain and snow. The housing conceals the hinges, making a very attractive addition to the building. The •'Star" locks automatically, both when open and when closed. It is painted throughout, each door making a separate package for shipment. The over-all dimensions are 23% in. by 5 in. ; dear opening 15x20. Lugs on all four sides for anchoring into foundation wall ; water tight housing at top. List Price $9.00 each. "BEST" CLEANOUT DOOR The "Best/' Clermont or Ash Pit Doors with fnunes ;ire for the hot torn of the chim- ney. On the back, two horizontal flanges extend entirely .across the frame and are con- nected hy two vertical flanges, one at each side of the door. The flanges furnish a sup- port to the masonry and also a means of anchoring the frame to it. Packed one-half dozen in a carton. Japan finish. SIZES, DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND PRICES Outside Width Weight List Price NO. Size Dimensions Flange Each Doz. 88 8 in. x 8 in. lOVo in. x 10% in. 1% in. 9 1T)S. $ 11.60 810 8 in. x 10 in. 11 in. x 18 in. iy> iii. 9V> lbs. 13.40 ML' S in. x 12 in. 11 in. x 15 in. 1% in. ioy 2 lbs. 15.20 1012 10 in. x 12 in. 12V, in. x 14 1 /' in. iy, in. ny± lbs. 17.00 1016 10 in. x 10 in. 12% in. x 18y> in. 1% in. 12 Ids. .18.80 121") 12 in. x 15 in. 15 in. x 17% in. iy, in. 181,4 lbs. 23.60 1620 10 in. x 20 in. 19 in. x 23 in. 1% in. 30 lbs. 44.00 THE "BEST" CESSPOOL Used for drains in cellars, barns, gar- ages and other buildings. It lias the bell type trap and is finished in black Japan. The following are the dimen- sions of the different sizes. SIZES, DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND PRICES Outside Dimensions j Thickness | | of Plate I Total Weight Outlet ( hitside Diameter Inside 3% in. 514 in. 6 in. 1% in. 2% in. 3% in. Weight Each List Price Doz. (J in. x 6 in. 9 in. x 9 in. 13 in. x 13 in. Vi in. Vi in. % in. 2 in. 3y s in. 3% in. 4 lbs. ioy. tbs. 18 Ihs. $ 7.80 12.00 19.70 Bciii Cleaneut Pldj for us, in cask of stoppage of drain pipe "BEST" CESSPOOL TRAP A very simple yet effective, hack pressure floor drain. Furnished tapped for pings as shown in illustration hut without plugs. Brass plugs can he supplied upon request. Shipping weight : IS lbs. List price : $2.00 each. "BEST" CISTERN AND COAL HOLE COVER AND RING These covers are used for cisterns as well as for coal holes in sidewalks. The cover is bolted to two lugs in the ring. The metal in the rings is % inch thick, the horizontal tlange being 2 1 /t inches wide and vertical flange 2*4 inches deep. The cover is 5/16 inch thick and is reinforced by a Vi> inch web around its edge and two cross webs in its center. No. 23 is provided with a band socket as shown in sketch, for raising the cover. Nos. 10, 18 and 20 do not have the socket and will set Hush with the sidewalk when used tor a coal hole cover. SIZES, DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS AND PRICES Bottom King 1 List Price No. Siz e ( Jpening | Outside Di tm. Diain. Wt. Each Each 1G 16 in. 22 in. IT hi. 40 lbs. $4.70 IS IS in. 24 in. 10 in. 80 lbs. 6.10 20 20 in. 26 in. 21 in. (iO lbs. | 7.<i0 23 23 in. 29 in. 24 in. 75 lbs. 9.00 "BEST" FOUNDATION GRATINGS For ventilating under hnildings and porches. Opening -anall enough to keep animals from passing in and out. Made in 11 sizes as follows: No. j Size 00 | (i"\ «•' OS | 6"x 8" 010 ! 0"xl0" 012 | <i"xl2" 88 I 8"x S" 810 I S"xl0" 812 | s"xl2" 816 I S"xl6" 1012 j I0"xl2" 1016 | 10"xl6" 1020 I 10"x20" Wt. Doz. List Pirce Doz. 8 2.50 3.50 4.20 4.40 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.20 7..X0 8.80 12.60 is 25 33 37 36 45 51 66 60 63 84 lbs. lbs. lbs. IDs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. "BEST" CONCRETE INSERT The "Best" Inserts, (or ceiling sockets) are small anchoring devices which are incased in the concrete tor attaching differ- ent objects to concrete ceilings, walls, beams and columns. They are intended primarily to hang timbers, pipes, radiators, shafting, machinery, motors and electrical equipment, etc., but they may he used for supporting partitions, hanging trolley track, sprinkling systems, shelving, racks and also for lifting dies and other loads with differential blocks. The outer shape of the "Best" inserts allows them to he se- curely gripped by the concrete and to he greatly strengthened and reinforced thereby. The •"Best" Inserts are designed to take the full strength of the holts. They are made for %", %*' and %" bolts with standard square heads. Write for further information and prices. SPECIAL CASTINGS In addition to manufacturing the "Best" Line of Builders' Hardware, shown on these pages, we furnish Grey Iron Castings to a large number of firms manufacturing a wide variety of items. The following list illustrates the scope of the work that we are able to handle: — We are making castings for: Wing Nuts, Overhead Garage Doors, Garage and Barn Door Hangers, Indus- trial Truck Wheels and Casters, Bases for Window Display Stands, Beauty Parlor Equipment, Wood Working Machinery, Stokers, Machine Lathes, Electrical Outlet Boxes, and many others. If you have any items which you manufacture or are con- sidering manufacturing that require castings, we respectfully solicit your inquiries.